I respectfuly disagree with Dave Winer on this “Monkey” post on the name social graph. I am actually surprised by Dave’s post. He is trying to oversimplify this new paradigm where mathmatics and computer science will be at the center of all the innovation. Imho the most innovative and disruptive products, solutions, and ventures will be based on new algorithms and math in the social graph area.
In a way Social Network has already been ratified as the name of the collection of people in a environments like friendster, facebook, myspace,..etc. That’s the really problem.
I like the social graph concept. It will be a useful term for the folks who are innovating. Hell why not call it Social Topology or Social Algorithm.
Just don’t call it Social Network. The word Social Network is as concrete as the word Web 2.0.